Debates, resolutions and other proceedings, of the convention of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, convened at Boston ... together with the yeas and nays on the decision of the grand question. To which the federal constitution is prefixed
Debates, resolutions and other proceedings, of the convention of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, convened at Boston ... together with the yeas and nays on the decision of the grand question. To which the federal constitution is prefixed

Debates, resolutions and other proceedings, of the convention of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, convened at Boston ... together with the yeas and nays on the decision of the grand question. To which the federal constitution is prefixed

Boston: printed and sold by Adams and Nourse, in Court-Street; and Benjamin Russell, and Edmund Freeman, in State-Street, 1788. First edition, 12mo, pp. 216 (lacking the 2 leaves of the Minority Report on pp. 217-219); contemporary full sheep, morocco label on spine; boards worn, label chipped, ex-David Ames Wells Economic Library, with bookplate, spine sticker, and perforations on title and second leaf; moderate foxing, title page loosening, L2 torn at the corner with loss to the ends of 3 lines on the recto and 2 lines on the verso. "Included are, not only the yeas and nays, but also the debates and speeches [summarized to various degrees] of the delegates. Hancock, Adams, Gerry, Ames, King, Sedgwick, Minot, and other luminaries participate in one of the most thoughtful recorded discussions of the foundations of a just republican society, the nature of a good government, and the means of protecting its citizens against its encroachments. Massachusetts ratified the Constitution on February 6, 1788, proposing amendments that would explicitly guarantee reserved rights of the States, trial by jury, and other protections." The federal Constitution is printed here in full. Sabin 45702; Evans 21242. Item #58668

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